RM | AUCTIONS
Tradition continued in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this past weekend as Auctions America returned for its third annual Spring Carlisle collector car auction. Held at the Carlisle Expo Center, the two-day auction – a featured attraction of the Carlisle Events Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral weekend – generated over $2.2 million in total sales with more than 53 percent of all lots sold.
This year's strong attendance saw high-quality collector cars sell before a lively crowd. Bidders hailed from 27 states across the U.S. with over one-third of bidders representing first-time clientele. Top sale honors went to a rare, Bloomington Gold Certified 1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big-Brake” Fuel-Injected Convertible that realized a final price of $148,500. The handsome black Corvette, one of only 142 built, boasts an extensive frame-off restoration and complete owner history dating back to 1959. Taking the number two spot was a beautifully restored 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe for $96,250.
The enthusiastic auction room also saw more than $12,000 raised for the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Charitable Foundation, which was formed to help spread awareness about the disease and to raise money for education and research for the cure. The Foundation is dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge and understanding necessary for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease. In addition to the funds donated from the sale of a 1985 Chevrolet Corvette, a Forty Years of Corvette poster was sold and donated back to the auction several times on Friday to benefit the charity.